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Sentinels ramp up expansion plans in the UK with the appointment of a new CCO

By Joy Dumasia

July 05, 2022

  • AML
  • B2B Enterprises
  • CCO
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Sentinels, a Fenergo company and Europe’s leading intelligent transaction monitoring platform, has appointed Adrian Jenkins as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), aiding the company’s expansion in the UK, a dominant global financial hub and hotbed for FinTech innovation. 

London-based Adrian brings more than two decades of B2B enterprise sales and revenue experience to the role. He has previously held senior positions at Oracle, Arkose Labs, Vindicia and Amdocs, where he delivered revenue growth and led top-performing commercial teams focused on technology, FinTech and fraud prevention. 

As CCO of Sentinels, Adrian will focus primarily on the company’s growth, leading its sales, marketing, and business development operations. His experience will support Sentinels in its plan to consolidate and build out its position in the UK market, following strong growth already seen in Europe. 

Joost van Houten, CEO of Sentinels, commented: “We’re delighted to have Adrian join the Sentinels ranks. His impressive and extensive experience in leading commercial teams at all stages, from those with minimal revenue to those with $100 million, is ideal for helping us to achieve our growth ambitions in the UK and beyond. We’re already working to address the underserved anti-money laundering and transaction monitoring needs of FinTechs and financial institutions across mainland Europe, we’re pleased to further strengthen our fight against financial crime in the UK market.”

On his appointment, Adrian stated: “It’s a delight to join Sentinels to support its entry into the UK. It was important to me that I join a company with a strong purpose, great people, and an exceptional product. Money laundering and terrorism financing are hugely pertinent world problems, and Sentinels has built an innovative and highly effective solution to protect financial institutions and economies against these threats.”

Adrian’s background is diverse, having worked with multiple start-ups through various lifecycle phases. He has led businesses through new market entry, establishing and growing their regional operations, contributed to successful exits initial public offerings and acquisitions and has unique experience in staying on to scale up a business post-acquisition. 

In April 2022, Sentinels was acquired by Fenergo, providing an accelerated path to Sentinels’ global aspirations. With experience as both the acquired business and as part of the acquirer, Adrian fully understands what this journey entails, making him well-positioned to support a successful transition.

IBS Intelligence recently reported that Sentinels, a Fenergo company, has been appointed by payments FinTech kevin. to handle transaction monitoring compliance. The relationship means kevin. now detects suspicious transactions in real-time while ensuring compliance with local anti-money laundering (AML) regulations.

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